by Travis Mateer
Well, the verdict is in. After first getting paid $46,000 dollars all the way back in August of 2020, Spider McKnight and her Six Pony Hitch consulting firm has proposed a solution to Ellen and Company not speaking good.
What creative fix took two years to come up with, you ask? Hire a communication specialist. That’s it. That’s the fucking plan.
The Missoula Redevelopment Agency’s board has approved a recommendation to hire a full-time communications specialist to engage the public about the millions of dollars worth of tax increment financing projects the agency approves every years.
On Thursday, the board voted unanimously to recommend that the position be included in the agency’s fiscal year 2022 budget and directed staff to initiate the hiring process. The position will be advertised with a starting salary range of $52,000 to $78,000 per year.
When you read further in the article, you get a little more information about the fact there were other ideas out there.
Last year, the agency allocated $46,000 for a strategic communications plan. The consultant hired for that plan, Christina “Spider” McKnight, made a series of recommendations to the board. One of the recommendations was to hire a communications specialist.
Cool recommendation, Christina. Kinda like the nickname I thought was your real name. Something else that’s cool is the campaign electronic reporting system that shows this Spidery recipient of Tax Increment Financing once provided a strategic political donation to GREAT LEADER and other members of the GREAT party leading Missoula into a bright future!
Well done, Spider McKnight! I’m so glad people like you get tens of thousands of TAX dollars and TWO WHOLE YEARS to help not-good-speaking Ellen Buchanan arrive at the grand vision of hire another government-paid communication specialist.
Just another glorious day in Zoom Town! Have a great weekend, peasants!